Cherryredhead88 has been with us for just over a year and a half now, and has definitely made a big splash in the community. She's joined the 100 club, become a mentor, and done 57 video reviews, as well as being a very active member of the community.
"How I found EdenFantasys and the review program, why I stayed, and how I felt when I started reviewing:
When I first found EdenFantasys I was searching for a vibrator to replace my ex boyfriend’s fantastic cock. After looking at several brick and mortar stores and finding cheap vibrators at high prices, I decided to search online. I stumbled on Eden, and fell in love.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found out that I could get free sex toy in exchange for writing on them, no catches what so ever. The reviews had helped me a ton when I started looking around, and to be able to participate was so cool.
I, like most people probably did, stayed for free toys. What a crazy incentive. I got hooked really fast and there was a point in time when I did reviews and videos, just to get more points to get more stuff to review. There wasn’t really any need for anything --- I just wanted to explore myself and the world of toys.
How I felt when I started reviewing:
The first few reviews I did were pretty bad and I laugh when I look back on them now. I had never reviewed anything before, let alone sex toys, and it had been a while since I used them. I didn’t know anything about materials or functions, or that there were even so many toys out there! I was nervous and a little bit intimidated, but I learned quickly. I loved the anonymity of the community and the ability to ask so many questions I would otherwise be embarrassed to.
Once I got active in the forums I fell in love with Eden even more. I began to realize that this is a community as a whole, not just a bunch of pervs talking about toys. I have formed a lot of friendships and met some wonderful people here who I can share things with that I can’t share with anyone else.
Advice for Newbs:
I can’t pick out one particular person who gave me the best advice, because I have learned so much from the whole community. I have been through thick and thin with people on here, and I have learned about more than my sexual side. I was able to adopt a family for Christmas from here!
I would say that having a mentor is the most helpful for someone new here, as they can do more than just help with reviews. When I joined there were no points, no mentors, no videos, and it took a lot more work to increase rank/get assignments, etc. It also took a while to navigate the site, and to find my way around. My advice to the newbs would be to get a mentor as soon as you can, or post in the forums for help. Just try not to post too many similar threads!
Also a bit of advice for newbs: Don’t be afraid to grab the reins and start reviewing. Take your time, do your research around the site on materials or relevant information. Don’t be afraid to look at another review for information (don’t steal others’ work, though!) And definitely don’t take anything personal; everyone can use improvement and any comments you get are to help you and others improve!
I have a hard time reviewing things I don’t like. There isn’t any particular thing that sticks out from the rest; I just don’t have motivation to work on something I don’t like. Give me a toy that I love and I can pound the review out in a day.
I will say that the hardest thing to write a review on is lotion/lubes or porn. It’s just hard to write a detailed review on lotion, and porn is just too complicated!"
Please join me in welcoming cherryredhead88 to the Spotlight, and make sure that you're here on Thursday, December 1st at 8pm EST to ask them both some questions, give her some lovin', and maybe even learn something for yourself while you're at it!